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2017 Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics with Nancy Gibbs: “The Divided States of America”

November 16, 2017, 3:14 pm

November 15, 2017 — Nancy Gibbs, editorial director of Time Inc. News Group and former editor of Time Magazine, delivered a thought-provoking speech on American values, political polarization, and the impact of social media and journalism. Also at the event, Kevin…

Edward Morris: Art and Activism

November 15, 2017, 11:16 am

November 14, 2017— Edward Morris, Professor of Practice in the Department of Transmedia at Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, discussed how art can complement and further the goals of activism during a visit to the Shorenstein Center….

Marvin Kalb: Russia and the U.S.

November 9, 2017, 12:54 pm

November 7, 2017— Marvin Kalb, distinguished journalist, author, and the founding director of the Shorenstein Center, discussed President Vladimir Putin and his relationship with President Donald Trump, Russian involvement in the U.S. election, and more during a visit to the…

Michael Pollan on Improving Food Policy and Its Coverage in the Media

October 31, 2017, 4:23 pm

October 31, 2017—Author Michael Pollan discussed the Farm Bill’s far-reaching impact on the U.S. food system and the environment, how journalists can better cover food policy, and more during a visit to the Shorenstein Center. Below are highlights from his…

Politico’s Nancy Scola: Reporting on and Regulating the Tech Industry

October 24, 2017, 3:54 pm

October 24, 2017 — Nancy Scola, senior technology reporter for Politico, discussed the regulation of tech platforms, their role in the 2016 election, cyber security, and more during a visit to the Shorenstein Center. Below are some highlights from her…

The Wall Street Journal’s Nancy Youssef on Foreign Policy under the Trump Administration

September 26, 2017, 4:18 pm

September 26, 2017— Nancy Youssef, national security correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, discussed the relations between the U.S. and a number of countries, including North Korea, as well as press access and President Trump’s approach to foreign policy, during…

The Atlantic’s Vann R. Newkirk II on Race and Media in 2017

September 19, 2017, 4:23 pm

September 19, 2017— Vann R. Newkirk II, staff writer for The Atlantic, discussed Charlottesville, Jemele Hill’s remarks about President Trump, and the media’s shortcomings in its coverage of racial issues, among other topics, during a visit to the Shorenstein Center….

Sarah Smarsh: Reporting on Rural America and Class

April 18, 2017, 4:42 pm

April 18, 2017—Sarah Smarsh, a reporter on socioeconomic class, politics, and policy for The New Yorker, The Guardian, Harper’s online, and other publications, discussed media coverage of class in the U.S. Below are some highlights from her conversation with Shorenstein…

Bhaskar Sunkara: The Future of the American Left

April 4, 2017, 4:51 pm

April 4, 2017—Bhaskar Sunkara, editor and publisher of Jacobin magazine, discussed his views on leftist politics in the United States during a visit to the Shorenstein Center. Below are some highlights from the conversation. Sunkara also discussed the intersection of…

Masha Gessen on Russia and Trump, Media Coverage, and Conspiracies

March 28, 2017, 4:14 pm

March 28, 2017— Masha Gessen, author and New York Times contributing opinion writer, shared her views on Presidents Trump and Putin, and words of caution for journalists covering the Trump administration’s alleged connections to Russia, during a visit to the…